We present our postgraduates with the opportunity to develop a range of transferable skills. Learning opportunities presented by Anthropology are relevant to careers in a diverse range of areas like development, health, youth & community, government, social research, market research, policy, culture, heritage, and media.
Some of our postgraduate students use their skills developed in Anthropology to progress into careers with no obvious link to the subject, but that use the skills they have developed. These careers range from marketing and public relations, to finance and consultancy. Examples of recent employers of Anthropology postgraduate students include Save the Children, HM Prison Service, Civil Service, Durham University, VSO, Office for National Statistics, National Graduate Development Programme (local authority graduate scheme). Postgraduate students have also had recent success in finding positions with NGOs such as Concern Universal and Kenwa.
Emily Hunter was a MSc Medical Anthropology student and is currently working as an NIHR pre-doctoral fellow within Newcastle University Population Health Sciences (50%) and a Research Assistant within NIHR Innovation Observatory (50%).
Matilda Noble is currently working for EPIK (English Program in Korea) as an English teacher in Geumcheon Elementary School in Seoul, South Korea.
Melody Bishop is working as an Information Officer for the UK Health Security Agency (formerly Public Health England) working primarily on the COVID-19 response in the South West of England.
She has successfully applied for a NINEDTP funded 3.5 PhD in Sociology and Social Policy, researching students’ health experiences around transition to university.
We offer five taught courses in Anthropology covering medical and social anthropology, research methods, and two courses focused on sustainability, global and planetary health and the environment.